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Use microbz on your land to regenerate soil health

Soil health is possibly the challenge of our generation

We believe beneficial microorganisms give us an opportunity to bring soil health back to the UK.

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Other ways to use microbz on your farm

As well as the products that we sell we can also advise you about how you can use microbz in other areas of your agriculture.

Here are some ways microbes are used in Europe to support healthy agriculture.

wheat growing

microbz on your crops

Boosting bacteria and fungi in the soil will support crop plants, offering an alternative to the heavy use of fertilisers and pesticides.

Using microbes promotes the vitality of the soil and the plant. Microbes are mixed cultures of naturally occurring organisms that increase the microbial diversity of the soil ecosystem and create an environment that represses pathogenic microbes. They provide nutrients and minerals in a usable form to the plants through the root system, in addition microbes help to create more fertile soil which leads to a positive effect on plant growth, flower, fruit development and ripening

hands harvesting spinach

microbz on your leaves

Spraying microbes onto leaves in the early leaf stage can increase yields, harvest quality and water balance. Using microbes optimises growth and strengthens the plant’s defence mechanisms. 

Microbes sprayed onto the leaf allows nutrients and minerals to be better absorbed. Microbes also populate the surface of the leaf making it more difficult for fungal diseases to establish. 

hands holding soil

microbz in your soil

A plant can only grow as healthy as the condition of the soil allows it to be. 

Soil recovery is essential in a holistic system. Microbes work through organic matter recycling which builds up humus, the food for your soil and plants. They enhance fertiliser and nutrient breakdown in the soil and uptake by plants and improve nitrogen fixation. This leads to better growing conditions which means a stronger and healthier plant.

The communication of existing soil microbiology is strengthened with the addition of microbes meaning microbes can work more effectively together to deliver nutrients to the plant. This leads to a faster soil recovery process. The root structure of plants is significantly improved.

The benefits

  • reduced erosion
  • improved soil health and fertility
  • increased humus development
  • increased moisture retention
  • increased plant resilience
  • stimulation of root growth
  • plants contain more antioxidants
tractor in a field

microbz help your slurry

Treating your slurry with microbes neutralises smells and activates organisms in the soil. Other benefits of using microbes in slurry include a reduction in nitrogen losses and an increased fertilising effect. The treated slurry can be applied to growing crops and does not need to be applied in damp weather to minimise corrosivity. As the slurry can be applied in dry weather, leaching losses are minimal which means that maximum fertilising potential can be achieved.

Almost no floating layer is formed during slurry storage and it can be stirred easily with even distribution. High fertiliser value of the slurry due to the use of microbes can extend the period of use of slurry throughout the year and application rates can be reduced.

The benefits

  • reduction of methane emissions
  • increased retention of nitrogen
  • reduced odour and flies
  • boosts microbial activity in the soil
large pile of compost

microbz in your manure

Microbes naturally decompose manure and help it to go through a fermentation process, which reduces rotting and the unpleasant odours associated with this. Microbes enable the manure to ferment anaerobically, preventing oxidation and rotting. This reduces mould and fly infestation. Fly’s and roundworms do not use manure treated with microbes as a breeding ground. 

Due to the microbes “pre-digestion” during storage, soil can absorb the manure rapidly and convert the organic compounds into hummus. The result is healthier, more fertile soil, with better water and nutrient retention.

The benefits

  • production of high quality enzymes
  • reduction of bad odours
  • less mould and pathogenic bacteria
  • fewer flies and roundworms
  • treated manure is more easily absorbed by the soil
compost pile in a wooden structure

microbz for composting

In composting, microorganisms break down organic matter and produce carbon dioxide, water, and heat. The result is a richer soil that improves plant growth and health.

Lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and phototrophic bacteria contained in our cultures have the ability to ferment organic substances and prevent putrefaction. Microbes suppress putrefying bacteria and support fermentation. Therefore compost can be turned less often. 

After fermentation the resulting compost is rich in amino acids and polysaccharides. 

Microbes prevent the production of ammonia during protein decomposition, metabolising proteins in such a way that amino acids are produced instead. These amino acids are readily available for plant absorption.

Under normal circumstances carbon dioxide is formed and released during the composting process. But composting with microbes does not release as much carbon dioxide or generate as much heat, therefore retaining energy that is usually lost. This makes the compost very effective and more digestible to the soil.